Once upon a time I started out trying to grow rose hips. I dried them and planted them in a germinating pan under cover in a heated space.
About May I discovered that they needed a cool moist place in order to germinate. I set them outdoors on the back of a bench.
In spring of year two a few woke up and germinated. I knocked the remainder of soil and seeds out into the front of a garden bed.
Spring of year three every remaining rose seed germinated.
Thereafter I took seeds straight from the hip. I put them direct into pots with a plank to keep out vermin. Rose wakes up just fine after a winters slumber out of doors. Frost cold snow & sleet are water on a ducks back.
Drying and coddling rose seed only slows or kills germination. Read up on cold stratification.
Think like a tree
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